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Differences Between Posts and Pages
By default, WordPress comes with two content types, posts and pages. You might be wondering what is the difference between them? It seems to have similar fields in the dashboard. It seems to look the same on the website. Why do I need both? When should I use posts? When should I use pages? Let’s explain:
If you are using your website as a blog, then you will end up using posts for majority of your site’s content. Posts are content entries listed in reverse chronological order usually on your homepage or a landing page. Due to their reverse chronological order, your posts are meant to be timely. Older posts are archived based on month and year. As the post gets older, the deeper the user has to dig to find it. As noted in the creating posts tutorial, You have the option to organize your posts based on categories and tags.
Posts encourage conversation. They have a built-in commenting feature (if enabled) that allows users to comment on a particular topic.
Pages do NOT encourage conversation. You don’t want users to comment on your contact page, or your legal disclaimers page.
Posts vs. Pages (Key Differences)
The differences we list below definitely have exceptions.
- Posts are timely vs. Pages are timeless.
- Posts are social vs. Pages are usually NOT.
- Posts are included in RSS feed vs. Pages are not.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Posts and/or Pages can I have?
You can have as many posts and/or pages that you want. There is no limit on the number of posts or pages that can be created.
Are there any SEO advantages to one or the other?
Search engines like content to be organized. Timeless content is considered to be more important however there is a lot of priority given to latest timely content. In short, there may be a difference, but you should focus on making your site organized for the user and providing good, unique content.